Mode-Locked Ho3+-Doped ZBLAN Fiber Laser at 1.2 μm

Xuezong Yang, Lei Zhang, Yan Feng, Xiushan Zhu, Robert A Norwood, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

A mode-locked Ho3+-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 1.2 μm was demonstrated for the first time employing a nonlinear polarization rotation technique for mode-locking. The laser was pumped at 1137 nm by the Raman fiber laser. Stable dissipative soliton mode-locking was achieved with an intracavity Lyot filter formed from a length of polarization maintaining fiber and a polarization dependent optical isolator. 1.3-nJ pulses with pulse duration of 47 ps at a repetition rate of 1.77 MHz were produced. Multiple pulse operation with burst energy up to 6.7 nJ was observed at higher pump power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7539619
Pages (from-to)4266-4270
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume34
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2016

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Keywords

  • Fiber laser
  • Holmium doped ZBLAN fiber
  • Lyot filter
  • mode locked
  • Nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR)

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Mode-Locked Ho3+-Doped ZBLAN Fiber Laser at 1.2 μm. / Yang, Xuezong; Zhang, Lei; Feng, Yan; Zhu, Xiushan; Norwood, Robert A; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 34, No. 18, 7539619, 15.09.2016, p. 4266-4270.

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